disasterrecovery

The Customer is Always Right

The Customer is Always Right

Applying Business Lessons to Humanitarianism

Nat Willis, ParticipAid Founder

 

In business we are always told that our true investors are our customers, right? 

I’m here to pose the question, why do we not look to those in need of rebuilding following a natural disaster the same way?  Why don’t we ask the survivors themselves what they require to rebuild their lives and communities? 

This is what’s left of the medicine for 45,000 people in a rural clinic we’ve recently visited.  Since India effectively blocked its’ border, Nepal’s people have lost access to most of their medical supplies.  The medicine in this picture won’t last long.  Nepal needs the border open now.  Please share this post! #Nepal #BackOffIndia #WTF #FuelCrisis #DisasterRecovery #SpeakUp #DoWhatYouCan #Mangaltar #Kavre (at Kathmandu, Nepal)

This is what’s left of the medicine for 45,000 people in a rural clinic we’ve recently visited. Since India effectively blocked its’ border, Nepal’s people have lost access to most of their medical supplies. The medicine in this picture won’t last long. Nepal needs the border open now. Please share this post! #Nepal #BackOffIndia #WTF #FuelCrisis #DisasterRecovery #SpeakUp #DoWhatYouCan #Mangaltar #Kavre (at Kathmandu, Nepal)

#FlashbackFriday #FBF This fancy graphic was my first fundraising campaign to get to Nepal back in 2010, just an email attachment to my friends and fam.  A week from today I’ll be on a plane back there for the 7th time! Just a short follow up trip, and the agenda isn’t too different from 5 years ago. #FullCircle #Nepal #ILoveNepal #Karmidanda #NepalEarthquake #InternationalDevelopment #DisasterRecovery #CommunityDriven #Grassroots #LearnToListen #ListenToLearn

#FlashbackFriday #FBF This fancy graphic was my first fundraising campaign to get to Nepal back in 2010, just an email attachment to my friends and fam. A week from today I’ll be on a plane back there for the 7th time! Just a short follow up trip, and the agenda isn’t too different from 5 years ago. #FullCircle #Nepal #ILoveNepal #Karmidanda #NepalEarthquake #InternationalDevelopment #DisasterRecovery #CommunityDriven #Grassroots #LearnToListen #ListenToLearn